Mark helps Great Britain to glory

PUBLISHED: 14:33 03 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010

WHEELY GOOD: Mark Bristow, at the top of the track, teamed-up with Jody Cundy and Rik Waddon to win gold and set a new world record in the team sprint.

WHEELY GOOD: Mark Bristow, at the top of the track, teamed-up with Jody Cundy and Rik Waddon to win gold and set a new world record in the team sprint.

A CYCLIST with the Ely-based Mid Anglia Cycling Club has helped Great Britain to glory at the World Disability Cycling Championships. Mark Bristow, 45, raced the anchor leg of the team sprint event and not only won world championship gold but also shatter

GOLDEN BOYS: Cundy, Waddon and Bristow broke the world record twice on their way to a world title in Bordeaux.

A CYCLIST with the Ely-based Mid Anglia Cycling Club has helped Great Britain to glory at the World Disability Cycling Championships.

Mark Bristow, 45, raced the anchor leg of the team sprint event and not only won world championship gold but also shattered the world record.

Bristow teamed-up with Rik Waddon and Jody Cundy for the championships, in Bordeaux, last week and they got faster and faster as the competition progressed.

The trio broke the world record in the semi-finals with a ride of 51.80 but they saved their best ride for the final.

The team's blistering pace saw off opponents China and bettered the world record once again, this time by more than 1.5 seconds, as they crossed the line in 50.148.

No fewer than four gold medals were won by Great Britain on the final day of the track championships, taking them above Australia at the top of the medals table.

And more successes in the road championships at the end of last week maintained Britain's top spot and boosted their total haul of gold medals to 13.

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